Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Crossville Council Not Giving Incentives To Prospective Businesses

Crossville City Council members will not grant tax incentives to prospective businesses.

Councilman Scott Shanks said Tuesday he didn’t have enough information to make a decision.

“I don’t think I can support this because I don’t see it helping out,” Shanks said. “We want to see businesses coming in, but I really don’t know who we’re helping [and if] it’s just a competitor to businesses we already have here. I just can’t support that.”

The council did not take a vote on granting the incentives during Tuesday’s meeting. A motion was originally made to waive building inspection fees up to $2,700 for the incoming businesses, but was withdrawn after discussion.

City officials did not name the businesses seeking tax incentives. Mayor James Mayberry previously stated that not giving tax breaks to the businesses wouldn’t prevent them from locating to Crossville.